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Better get back to Work

Better get back to Work
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-27 7:42
Viewed: 2994
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This American Avocet is returning to her nest after a short time in the slough for some nourishment. They skim the shallow water and mud with thier up turned beaks for small insects and crustaceans. Adults grow to be 43-46 cm in length. Sadly this mom lost her nest due to rising waters from several days of rain.

This picture was cropped.

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Rick, it is good to see that one doesn't have to go to a park to spot a special bird. Did you do any PP on this photo. The contrast of the avocet's colour to the background is literally "outstanding". ;j.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-27 9:07]

Hello Rick,
It's so nice to witness someething like this and how sad that the rain ruined the nest. Very clever capture - I love this beautiful American Avocet. Lovely colours and nicely cropped.
TFS and Best wishes, Ulla

Hello Rick,
This is a very interesting capture of this specie that I didn't know about. This is a rare capture of this bird with his nest near by but a sad ending :( I like this composition and details. You had a good timing and this bird is wonderful! Thanks,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-27 9:44]

Hi Rick,
Though the strong light made this shot difficult to balance you seem to have coped pretty well with this fine capture of an American Avocet. The resulting color contrast is a bit weak but the sharpness, pose and comp aare excellent.
TFS and best wishes for 2007!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-27 21:15]

Hello Rick

Awesome shot! The bird is so well seen,but to capture the nest with speckled eggs too is awesome.You cropped well,the composition is very good.Excellent POV,great DOF ,super detail and colour.A real gem.TFS


Hello Rick,
very beautiful document of wildlife with well managed exposure in the sharp sunlight of spring. Exciting to watch mother avocet approaching her nest.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
With best regards,

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